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Sanders tops in Washington fundraising among Democrats

February 13, 2020 GMT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bernie Sanders has raised more money in Washington state than any of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Seattle Times reports the Vermont senator brought in more than $2 million from Washington residents through the end of 2019, beating out Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who raised about $1.6 million, and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who raised $1.5 million. That’s according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke at four private fundraisers in the Seattle area last year, raised about $1 million. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised about $400,000.

Washington state’s Democratic primary is March 10.

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised more than $2.7 million from Washington donors — topping what his campaign raised in the state in the whole of the 2016 campaign.